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Old 06-22-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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Truck Tail Gate Question

For those of you who use a "V" Flow Thru Tail Gate on your truck, do you notice an appreciable fuel mileage gain. I've heard some claims that seem a little bit too good to be true. However, I notice a lot of people equip their trucks with them. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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At 10 mpg towing I can't tell. I can tell you, I put a wind sock out before I decide which direction to go.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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I take it that you don't always reach your desired destinations! : )
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:35 PM   #4
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Did not make a difference on our truck. We get a steady 12MPG with either tailgate. I like the ability to hitch and unhitch with out the worry that I forgot to open the Tailgate. Our best increase in the MPG was to add the Tuner and exhaust system.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
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I left our stock tailgate on, as I like having it (with the rear backup camera) and the ability to lock it with our bed cover when we are parked. I also put in a power tailgate lock (pop and lock) so it locks and unlocks with the key fob.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #6
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If you're buying to save fuel you would be better off putting the money back in your wallet to buy fuel, I never noticed any difference in mpg on my last truck. Plus as Jim said l don't want to lose the backup camera. Just remember, OPEN THE TAILGATE!!!
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I left our stock tailgate on, as I like having it (with the rear backup camera) and the ability to lock it with our bed cover when we are parked. I also put in a power tailgate lock (pop and lock) so it locks and unlocks with the key fob.
Noticed you have the power tailgate lock , did your truck have the additional tail gate warmer with it?
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:20 PM   #8
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I guess not, because I've never heard of it and don't know what it is.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:25 PM   #9
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The tail gate warmer keeps your hands warm during the winter when your pushing your Ford home. LOL
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